We teach adults and children about farming, healthy food, volunteerism, and environmental stewardship. In 2019, we provided over 3,900 area students with on the farm and in-classroom educational programs. We provide a unique farm to school experience that helps students make connections between where their food comes from and how their food choices can impact their health, the environment, and their community. We coordinate with teachers of visiting student groups, create curriculum, and provide staff to execute lessons at our Urban Farm. We are helping to create a lifetime of healthy eating habits, teaching our children about their community, and the origin of their food.
Preschool Programs (off-site)
Farmer Tina is available for individual or reoccurring outreach programs at local area schools. Lessons can be customized to your individual educational needs. Programs can focus on making nutritious eating fun, how plants grow, seed to table, and many more. Some possible outreach programs include topics like: Wonderful Worms, Pollinator Paradise, Five Little Pumpkins, A Seed is Sleepy.
Watch this video to see Farmer Tina in action with the second graders in the Morris School District.
Summer and Fall
Join Farmer Tina Friday mornings (10:00-11:00) at the Urban Farm for some on the farm fun! Lessons are designed for preschool-aged children (suggested ages 3-5) with adult caregiver. In the fall, tyke time moves to Saturday mornings to coincide with our farm stand hours. Each lesson includes a seasonal story, activity, fresh tasting, and craft. Some examples of our lessons include pollinator paradise, chatty chickens, wonderful worms, and pumpkin paradise. We always include a little extra time for feeding our chickens or watering our plants!
$5 per child paid at door. *Registration is required through Eventbrite to guarantee seating and supplies
Check our website or join our mailing list to find out about upcoming TYKE time sessions.
Be Your Own Farmer
May 16th, 9am -2pm
The 'Be Your Own Farmer' (BYOF) Gardening Class is designed to empower you to grow your own produce, create a thriving organic vegetable garden and begin elements of homesteading.
In 2020, we will offer a one day gardening course at The Urban Farm that will cover many aspects of gardening and preparing for a successful growing season. This class is for all levels of experience, whether you are just starting your garden, or want to improve your existing garden's yield and long-term sustainability. The class also includes information on keeping bees and chickens and saving your harvest for winter. Start looking in your backyard, front yard, or local community gardens for a sunny spot, and we will help you take care of the rest!
*Class is designed for individuals 18 and older.